Washington Supreme Court opinion granting required registrant's application for admission to the WSBA after considering the applicant’s “past wrongful behavior” alongside “the steps he has taken to improve himself and hold himself accountable” concluding that applicant had adequately established his good moral character and fitness to practice law and stating "like all of us, [the applicant] is more than the sum of the worst moments of his life."
In a split decision, the Washington Supreme Court, sitting en banc, concludes that a pro se Petitioner's guilty to plea to a Failure to Register charge was constitutionally valid even though the trial court did not explicitly inform Petitioner that the knowledge element of failure to register necessarily includes knowledge of the specific circumstance giving rise to the responsibility to register under the statute.
Washington Supreme Court opinion holding that a condition of supervision requiring pre-approval of all internet access by a supervision officer did not violate the First Amendment.
Washington Supreme Court affirming decision of Court of Appeals finding that an order revoking civil detainee's release to a less restrictive alternative is not appealable as a matter of right.
Washington Supreme Court opinion holding that the requirement that anyone required to register as a sex offender in another jurisdiction was also required to register in Washington State was not an unconstitutional delegation of legislative authority.
Washington Court of Appeals vacating conviction for failure to register, where registration depended on foreign state law and thus violated principles of nondelegation.
Washington Court of Appeals holding that, since state SORN was non-punitive, appellant was not deprived of right to jury trial when he was ordered to register, fact that neither plea nor element of the offense specified age of victim or biological relationship notwithstanding.
Washington Court of Appeals affirming conviction over Ex Post Facto challenge for failure to register where Defendant-Appellant was subject to weekly in-person registration requirements due to homelessness.